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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bollywood Makes: The Simran Hat

For a while now I have been toying with the idea of making some true blue desi inspired crochet projects. Since I am a big fan of Bollywood it was obvious what my first project should be: Simran from DDLJ. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge is one of my favorite films and I have seen it countless times and enjoyed it equally on every watch. The hat is from one of the iconic sequences of the film where SRK and Kajol are on their euro trip.
I have seen the hat and created a pattern based on what I see. I used a lovely sparkly yarn from James C Brett. It was perfect for this project. I crochet a little loose so people who crochet a little tight might need to add a few increasing rounds to the top of the hat.

If you are one of the few who have not seen this film yet, here is the hat I am talking about:

image courtesy yrf

Here is another look at the hat that I made. I really love it. I made another one for a friend and she loved it to. So far all the DDLJ fans out there,I have put up the pattern here absolutely free. Do give it a go. I am new to pattern writing so there might be errors. Please let me know in the comments how it goes.


Round 1: Make a magic ring and 6 dc into ring
Round 2: 2dc in each st
Round 3: (dc,dc,2dc) repeat around
Round 4: (dc,dc,dc,2dc) repeat around
Round 5: (dc,dc,dc,dc,2dc) repeat around
Round 6: (dc,dc,dc,dc,dc,2dc) repeat around
Round 7: (1tr,1ch,2tr,1ch) repeat around
Round 8: (dc,dc,dc,2dc)
Round 9: (1 tr,1ch,2tr,1ch)
Round 10:(dc,dc,dc,dc,dc,2dc) till the last 6 sts. dc in each of the last 6 sts.
Round 11:(dc,dc,2dc) till last 2 sts. dc in each of the last 2 sts.
Round 12:(dc,dc,dc,2dc) repeat around till last 2 sts. dc in each of the last 2 sts.
Round 13:(dc,dc,dc,dc,2dc) repeat around till last 2 sts. dc in each of the last 2 sts.
Round 14:(1tr,1ch) repeat around
Round 15:1 dc in each tr ,1dc in each chain space from previous round
Round 16:(dc,dc,2dc) repeat around
Round 17:1 dc in each st around
Round 18:1 dc in each st around
Round 19:(1tr,1ch) repeat around
Round 20:dc2tog in each st around
Round 21:dc2tog in each st around
Round 22:1 dc in each st around
Round 23:1 dc in each st around
Round 24:1 dc in each st around


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Orange fun!

I got this yarn and pattern bundle from Big Crocodile at a Craft fair. And the color of the yarn was so bright and orange. It reminded me of marigold flowers and Indian Summers. This bright cheery hat was super easy to make and gives a lovely spiral look from a moss stitch kind of pattern. I do see the pattern is available online for purchase here


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

To friends with Love

 I made these purses for my two best friends using black t-shirt yarn. These are small and compact but enough space to add a phone,money and cards.
 The pattern was really simple. Using a 10mm hook I made 15 chains and then half double crochet back loop only for 20 rows. Really simple. I added cute heart buttons to make these purses extra special.


Mor Pankh shawl

This is a shawl I made in peacock colors using Noro yarn. I loved these colors and wanted to make something special for my mom.The Pattern for this is from ravelry. I did enjoy making this but after a few months of working on it I gave up on it and did some other projects. Finally when the time came to visit my parents I picked it up again and finished it off in a month. I still need to learn more patience for a longer project like this one.

The pattern has a lovely web like look and so I took pictures against my window to show it off a bit! The Noro yarn was great to work with and the color changes were soft and reminded me of the sea.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rustic Cowl

This is an easy cowl perfect for beginners but really useful in the winter months. It keeps the nose toasty and encourages me to take walks in the winter months. I bought the pattern and the yarn from FancyYarns stall at the Stitching and Knitting Show. I liked the yarn as it was Mega Chunky and had these awesome strands in it that looked like hay. Truly Rustic. My husband was kind enough to model this for me so that I could take a cute picture.

This was an easy knit using 10mm needles. I hope to make more of these in different colors using crochet just for fun.

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